Noogie's Time to Shine

Noogie's Time to Shine

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Ned "Noogie" Krapczak grew up in rough circumstances in Jersey City where movies and dreams of becoming a filmmaker were his only escape. But by the time he turns 30, things aren't working out the way they were supposed to. Instead of making movies, Noogie has a job restocking ATM machines in delis and drugstores. One day he sees a way out of it all in the form of a slow-motion heist, siphoning $20 bills a few at a time out of the machines he is supposed to be filling. When his scheme is finally uncovered, he hits the road with his Siamese cat, Dillinger, and 350 pounds of $20 bills, totaling nearly $5 million. In that instant, Noogie finds himself not watching movies but living them. He's pulled off a great caper and is on the lam cross-country, a life worthy of Edward G Robinson or Steve McQueen. Noogie works his way down the East Coast on this great escape, disguising himself by using the names of characters from some of his favorite movies. In telling the stories of Noogie's final days, Jim Knipfel's novel captures the tragic end of a broken man who, however briefly and unseemly, managed to live the American dream by starring in his own movie.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753512831
  • 9780753512838

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60 ratings
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